Why do I see fire trucks from other communities at in South Milwaukee?

The safe, effective, and efficient response to a structure fire involves the performance of many simultaneous fire ground tasks that would quickly overwhelm the available on-duty staffing of the South Milwaukee Fire Department (SMFD). Just a few of these tasks are: 

  • Forcible Entry
  • Hose Line Deployment
  • Raising Ladders
  • Search and Rescue
  • Ventilation
  • Water Supply

In order to perform them, additional assistance is automatically and immediately requested from our neighboring communities through a system of alert receivers located either in the dispatch centers or the individual fire stations. Without their help, the exceptional level of service provided by the SMFD would not be possible. In return, the SMFD provides to each of these agencies.

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1. How do I schedule a fire station tour?
2. Why do I see fire trucks from other communities at in South Milwaukee?
3. Why do I often see two ambulances together at one call?
4. What about Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
5. Are you up to date with your home fire protection?
6. What are the different classes of fire extinguishers and why is it important to choose the right model?
7. How many fire extinguishers should you have in your home, car and office and where should you keep them?
8. What maintenance should you practice with fire extinguishers, and how often should you inspect them?
9. What should you consider before using a fire extinguisher?
10. What is the PASS system?